A Successful CCP Drive at Victoria Care Center

Vitalant was pleased to partner with Dr. George Yu and the team at Victoria Care Center to hold our first COVID Convalescent Plasma (CCP) drive. We collected five CCP donations and were able to manufacture 16 CCP products from those donations. We will also be testing donations for COVID antibodies from the 11 donors who donated red cells during this event to determine whether they will be eligible for CCP donations in the future. Partnerships such as this truly help us provide potentially lifesaving products for patients in need. Right now there is an urgent need for CCP donations to help patients battling COVID-19 today – it’s a truly life-affirming “Pay It 4Ward” action – thanks to all who helped bring the blood drive to reality!

Blood plasma appears safe for COVID-19 patients in early trial results

Blood plasma appears safe for COVID-19 patients in early trial results

Taking antibody-rich blood plasma from people who have recovered from coronavirus infections and transferring it to patients who are severely ill with COVID-19 does not appear to increase their risk of dying from the disease, according to initial results of a nationwide clinical trial.

What’s more, the findings offer an early hint that the treatment may indeed save lives.

County joins statewide effort to ‘Conquer COVID Together’

County joins statewide effort to ‘Conquer COVID Together’

The county’s plasma donation effort—called Conquer Covid Together—will screen and collect convalescent plasma from eligible donors. Ventura County physicians will evaluate COVID patients who receive transfusions and report how patients responded to the plasma to City of Hope.

Dr. George Yu, the Camarillo pulmonologist who organized the county’s first plasma donation, said the study could be a huge step toward getting the pandemic under control.

“We are literally writing history,” Yu said. “We’re able to use a grassroots organization to bring people together, put the talent together, to put the best ideas together to try to make this thing work.”

Conquer Covid Together on The Radio

Conquer Covid Together on The Radio

Dr. George Yu on the Bill Handel Radio Show Our very own Dr. George Yu, founder of ConquerCOVIDTogether, was on the radio with Bill Handel at KFI AM for an interview where he discussed the need for convalescent plasma donors in the fight against COVID and our website!...